Tholi Ekadashi, Pedda Ekadashi is Devashayana Ekadashi Vrat observed in Ashada Masam. In 2016, Tholi Ekadashi date is July 15. It is popular as ‘Tholi Ekadashi’ or ‘Pedda Ekadashi’ in Andhra Pradesh and some places in Karnataka.
Why Devashayana Ekadashi is known as Tholi Ekadashi..?
As it marks the Chaturmaas Vrat, which is observed for four holy months in Hindu Dharma, it is known as Tholi Ekadashi. As people consider it as the first Ekadashi during the rainy season and the first one after first rains. (In Telugu, Tholi means the first)
Why Devashayana Ekadashi is known as Pedda Ekadashi..?
In Telugu, ‘Pedda’ means the biggest.. As this is the auspicious and holiest of all Ekadashi vratas, it is also popular as Pedda Ekadashi.
Tholi Ekadashi in Previous Years
In 2015, Tholi Ekadashi date was July 27.
In 2014, Tholi Ekadashi date is July 8|9.
Smartha Tholi Ekadashi – 8 July 2014
Vaishnava Tholi Ekadashi – 9 July 2014